We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Playa el Coco

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Review Highlights
Tranquil, pretty beach with services

This review is for the beach, not any one specific accommodation or restaurant. Playa el Coco is a... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Seattle, Washington
A lovely place

Another fabulous beach. Well worth the effort to get to. The restaurant is Austrian owned and we... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
London, United Kingdom
Read all 31 reviews
All photos (27)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
10 Sep 2018
“Tranquil, pretty beach with services”
19 Jan 2018
“A lovely place”
18 kilometers south of San Juan del Sur is located Coco Beach (Playa el Coco).
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
See all hours
Playa El Coco, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Reviews (31)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This review is for the beach, not any one specific accommodation or restaurant. Playa el Coco is a small and beautiful beach with private services, about an hour south of SJS, down the long bumpy dirt road. A sedan would make it in the dry...More

Thank mjgriffy
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Another fabulous beach. Well worth the effort to get to. The restaurant is Austrian owned and we had a great light lunch. The beach is clean, the water warm, few people and great views.

Thank Oliverjulian
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The sunsets here never disappoint . It's a small beach that at times you feel like you are the only ones on it. Small small surf and a great place to swim. We loved it here.

1  Thank naturalrachel
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had a motorbike to get here. Not sure how it would be on "public" transportation, since it's off the paved road 15 km. The road is well marked though. The little hotel/restaurant / bar is an oasis. Free Pool access with purchase of food...More

1  Thank tilleyroad
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach in Nicaragua, not in Costa Rica, where there is another Playa Coco. A lot of nature and not crowded, very safe to walk miles of beautiful beaches and great sunsets. More on the rustic than modern accommodations. But many have all conforts, like...More

2  Thank Alejandro L
Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of the most beautiful and quiet beaches i've seen so far. Nearly any people at the beach. The beach ist vast and you have one or two restaurants / small Hotels there to get drinks. If you don't stay in one of the hotels...More

Thank djgmw
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The price are to high for what they offer, restaurants and hotels are not a good level of quality, Not good for families. Just drive to the beach you will see next to the road a bad picture at all.

Thank sergio s
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This beach has it all. Parking, bathrooms, bar, restaurant with very good food, shade, rancho with hammocks, and white sand. We had lunch and drinks, went for a swim, showered off and napped in the hammocks. Great afternoon, then some Toña beer. Our driver from...More

Thank susiesci
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful long beach. There were very few people while we were there which was nice. Great place to just walk and relax. Two turtle reserves very close so we got to see turtles released and march to the sea. Absolutely beautiful sunsets. Absolutely would recommend...More

2  Thank aantonsen
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Entrance of the beach is a restaurant, a bit pricy for sure, bad service but nice accommodations. Get a beer and enjoy the beach!

Thank Josué N
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Apartamentos Los Volcanes
129 reviews
.55 km away
Costa Dulce
219 reviews
1.90 km away
Verdad at Costa Dulce
65 reviews
2.20 km away
Villa Loma del Socorro
40 reviews
7.85 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
G&G Gourmet
228 reviews
13.14 km away
Cafe Mediterraneo
219 reviews
13.19 km away
Simon Says Smoothie Bar
314 reviews
13.19 km away
San Juan Del Sur Cerveceria
247 reviews
13.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
La Flor Beach Natural Reserve
95 reviews
1.88 km away
Playa Hermosa
48 reviews
6.58 km away
Costa Dulce Beach
7 reviews
1.89 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 December 2015|
Response from Rodolfo C | Property representative |
Hi Taisa: yes there is snorkeling opportunities in Playa el Coco. I recoment you to bring your snorkels.
21 March 2015|
Response from Rodolfo C | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. The is public transportation from San Juan del Sur to Playa el Coco and back. From the airport we so not have shutle but can arrenge a taxi for you. Let me know the dates and time to get you a price.